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Marcus M. S.
N W Orem, UT
EDUCATION Brigham Young University Provo, UT MS Genetics and Biotechnology April
Thesis: De novo Genome Assembly and SNP Marker Development of Pyrenophora semeniperda. Experience with Roche High Throughput Sequencing platform. BS Genetics and Biotechnology Four years of research experience in the BYU genetics laboratory. December
EXPERIENCE Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, BYU Provo, UT Student Lead/Research Assistant/Graduate Student Student lead of research project in the BYU genetics lab . Responsibilities: Conduct research in a genetics/molecular biology laboratory. Production of timely analyses, providing insight to the primary investigator. Mentor other students. Domestic and international travel. January April
Head genetics TA . Responsibilities: Supervise and organize other TAs. Personal tutor. Lead review sessions. Lecture as needed by the professors. Provide insight to professors about course work and teaching methods to improve future genetics courses.
Graduate research assistant . Responsibilities: Work closely with the core sequencing facility at Brigham Young University, using Roche High Throughput sequencing platform. Optimization of existing workflows to fit with the needs of the project. Effectively manage many aspects of research project including undergraduate assistants, laboratory research and supplies. Write/prepare thesis and manuscript for publication.
Awards & Honors Participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates REU program funded by the Nation Science Foundation . Received a grant for research project from Brigham Young University, Office of Research and Creative Activity ORCA . Benjamin A. Gilman grant recipient for research conducted in Iquique, Chile, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State .
SKILLS Molecular Laboratory Experience and Skills . years of molecular biology experience. DNA and RNA isolation, purification, quantification, PCR, gel analysis, cloning and special techniques such as RT PCR, cDNA library construction and normalization. Computer Skills Experience with Unixbased systems command sets as well as Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with various genetics/biotechbased computer programs. Other Key Skills and Experience Quick learner with the ability to work effectively in a team. Good written and verbal communication. Creative and Innovative. Exceptional technical expertise. Demonstrated initiative, curiosity and dedication to scientific research. Experience with analytical and automation instrumentation. Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. Scientific Conferences Plant and Animal Genome Conference San Diego, CA Presented research at the poster sessions of these conferences. January , ,